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‘Housing Market Is Struggling to Recover’

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine While the stock market continues its wild ride and as things begin to look gloomy for Europe, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun is optimistic that the conditions needed for a housing recovery are...
August 23, 2011

Are You Talking to Strangers?

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Have you ever stood in line at Starbucks and thought about striking up a conversation with the person standing next to you, but then decided against it? Approaching strangers is weird, you...
May 17, 2011

Twitter 2.0

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The popularity of Twitter is undeniable. As the social media application celebrated it’s 5th anniversary in March, the company disclosed that a record one billion tweets are now sent out weekly.   And there is no...

30 Under 30 Web Choice Award Winner: Michael Jensen

By Katherine Tarbox, senior editor, REALTOR® Magazine A total of 642,459 votes were cast in REALTOR® Magazine’s “30 Under 30” Web Choice Award poll. Of those, a staggering 14.8 percent, or 95,358 votes, went to our Web Choice winner:...

Fight for Home Ownership

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine A few of us from NAR have been travelling the country to follow the Home Ownership Matters Bus Tour as it visited in Chicago, Denver, and Portland and made stops along the...
March 28, 2011

‘Spread the Word’: Home Ownership Matters

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The day before the National Association of REALTORS® starts its Home Ownership Matters Bus Tour at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show, REALTORS® from the Chicago area gathered at NAR headquarters Friday for...
March 4, 2011

Should You Post Your Listings on Facebook?

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine There’s been a lot of debate since the dawn of social media about best practices for selling on these platforms. When it first became widespread, a lot of practitioners started putting any...

Tweet Us, Poke Us on Facebook, and We’ll Answer

We’ve covered social media for years and told you how it could enhance your network.  We’ve tweeted to you, shared links on Facebook and Active Rain, and blogged about critical real estate news. Now REALTOR® Magazine is hoping to...

Want to Be Named a 2011 30 Under 30?

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Every time I saw the June 2004 REALTOR® Magazine cover with Wade Hanson in the opening credits of this season’s “The Apprentice” with Donald Trump, I realized that the honor of being...

REALTORS® Help Rebuild New Orleans

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Join us on location in the 7th Ward of New Orleans at NARdiGras 2010 as 200 real estate professionals give a hand to help refurbish nine homes with Habitat for Humanity ....
November 4, 2010